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Title: Method and apparatus for obtaining enhanced production rate of thermal chemical reactions

Abstract

Reactors and processes are disclosed that can utilize high heat fluxes to obtain fast, steady-state reaction rates. Porous catalysts used in conjunction with microchannel reactors to obtain high rates of heat transfer are also disclosed. Reactors and processes that utilize short contact times, high heat flux and low pressure drop are described. Improved methods of steam reforming are also provided.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174482
Patent Number(s):
6616909
Application Number:
09/492,246
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01J - CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS OR COLLOID CHEMISTRY
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01B - NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Tonkovich, Anna Lee Y., Wang, Yong, Wegeng, Robert S., and Gao, Yufei. Method and apparatus for obtaining enhanced production rate of thermal chemical reactions. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Tonkovich, Anna Lee Y., Wang, Yong, Wegeng, Robert S., & Gao, Yufei. Method and apparatus for obtaining enhanced production rate of thermal chemical reactions. United States.
Tonkovich, Anna Lee Y., Wang, Yong, Wegeng, Robert S., and Gao, Yufei. Tue . "Method and apparatus for obtaining enhanced production rate of thermal chemical reactions". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174482.
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author = {Tonkovich, Anna Lee Y. and Wang, Yong and Wegeng, Robert S. and Gao, Yufei},
abstractNote = {Reactors and processes are disclosed that can utilize high heat fluxes to obtain fast, steady-state reaction rates. Porous catalysts used in conjunction with microchannel reactors to obtain high rates of heat transfer are also disclosed. Reactors and processes that utilize short contact times, high heat flux and low pressure drop are described. Improved methods of steam reforming are also provided.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {9}
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